By Amanda H. Podany
Allowing them to talk of their personal phrases, Podany unearths how those leaders and their ambassadors devised a remarkably refined process of international relations and alternate. What the kings solid, as they observed it, used to be a dating of friends-brothers-across hundreds of thousands of miles. Over centuries they labored out methods for his or her ambassadors to go back and forth adequately to 1 another's capitals, they created formal principles of interplay and how one can figure out disagreements, they agreed to treaties and abided by means of them, and their efforts had paid off with the trade of luxurious items that every kingdom sought after from the opposite. Tied to each other via peace treaties and robust responsibilities, they have been additionally frequently sure jointly as in-laws, due to marrying one another's daughters. those rulers had nearly by no means met each other in individual, yet they felt a powerful connection--a actual brotherhood--which progressively made wars among them much less universal. certainly, anybody of the nice powers of the time may have attempted to take over the others via struggle, yet international relations often prevailed and supplied a respite from bloodshed. rather than scuffling with, the kings discovered from each other, and cooperated in peace.
A amazing account of a pivotal second in global history--the institution of overseas international relations hundreds of thousands of years ahead of the United Nations--Brotherhood of Kings deals a vibrantly written heritage of the area known as the "cradle of civilization."
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